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Making It Clear

12 Oct

Life is complex and since we can’t read the future, we never know what’s coming next. When we’re making our decisions, we may base them on the current circumstances, or where we believe they’ll take us, or a thousand other reasons. If we are unsure about the future, or afraid of something happening that upsets our lives we may choose what looks like the safest option. Everyone wants to be safe, but there will always be more than one possibility, and if we only look at the easiest or most comfortable road, we may not make the best decisions. There is risk in everything, and even if we do all we can to prevent problems, they will still arise. Making decisions based only on protecting ourselves may not take us where we most want to go. Before we decide, we can take a moment to think about our reasons for the choice we’re making. By clarifying why we’re going one way or another, we will understand what our real goal is. Do we really want to head toward that destination, or are we only going that way because we know the road and it’s easy to travel? By being honest with ourselves, we’ll be able to decide what we really want and then proceed with confidence. We can go through our lives just doing the next thing without thinking, and following along whatever paved road is in front of us, and we will end up somewhere.  But if we want the lives we desire most, we must decide on each goal, and then move forward to reach it. Everything is possible and we are certainly capable of achieving anything we desire. We are brave enough and wise enough to reach any destination, and with clarity and determination, nothing can keep us from success. 

Change is constant and nothing is permanent. The road ahead may be clear when we begin a journey, but we can’t see beyond the next turn. We may face detours and roadblocks that snag our progress and prevent us from moving forward. Complications will undoubtedly come, and issues will arise. People may get in our way and the sky may darken. No matter what goes wrong, there will always be a way out and another road to take. With patience and clarity, we can untangle any problem, and continue forward.

If we’re headed toward a destination and our situation changes, we may decide we want something different. We don’t have to continue on the same road if our desires have changed. We can take everything we’ve learned so far with us and go in another direction. Every experience has value and nothing is wasted. We know who we are and what we want, and by keeping our eyes focused ahead, we can go where we want, and achieve any goal.

Today think about what you really want. You never have to stay in the same place and every option is possible. Decide where you want to go and how you want to proceed, and then take the first step. You are amazing and more powerful than you realize. Nothing is too difficult for you to manage, and every dream is possible. Trust yourself and be confident. The whole world is there for you and you will succeed.

Defining Moments

28 Sep

Life is long and each day we make many decisions. Each choice we make changes us in some way and the roads we choose tell the world who we are. If we are mindful, we may look at everything clearly before we decide, but there’s often a lot going on around us and it’s easy to get rushed and simply choose the first option available. If it doesn’t impact us much, it might not matter what we choose, but there are sometimes hidden agendas and unforeseen complications that arise and make moving forward difficult. Nobody is perfect and we’re all going to falter at some point, and every decision we make determines what will happen next and defines who we are. If we continually make careless and foolish choices, those around us will understand we are not to be trusted. But if we try hard to choose well, we’ll be able to build relationships and make connections that will benefit us as we move ahead. Every choice is a defining moment. By being aware of what we’re doing, and carefully evaluating where we’re headed, we will find great satisfaction, and continued success.

The world is filled with all kinds of distractions and how we manage them will determine how we’ll proceed. If we’re addicted to our phone, texting and scrolling, and value our time with it over time spent with others, our relationships will suffer. There is no end to the information we can access at any moment. We can spend every minute of every day going through on-line sites, and following others, and accomplish nothing for ourselves. We are in control of our lives, and the choices we make will take us somewhere. We can ensure we are going where we most want to go by focusing clearly on the road ahead.

We are responsible for our time and how we spend it. If we allow ourselves to be over extended and have more to do than we can effectively manage, everything will suffer. There will always be more that needs to be done. It does no good to have so many commitments that we’re overwhelmed and can’t think straight. By recognizing our limits and planning our time to allow for success, we will be able to accomplish much and reach every goal.

Today think about the decisions you’re making. Choose the roads that will take you where you most want to go. You are wiser than you think you are, and every answer you need is available. Decide how you want to proceed, and be confident. Every success is there for you.  Every dream is possible. Trust yourself and step forward, and you will prevail.